20th Commonwealth Games briefing in Glasgow. The previous Tuesday Sir Roger Moore was in Glasgow to - as reported by the Canadian Press - "add a touch of James Bond to the occasion" of the upcoming 20th Commonwealth Games. Noting another Bond's celebrated spoof skydiving drop at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, Moore, who introduced himself as "Moore, Roger Moore," said he would make a more traditional entrance to his seat in the stadium. "At the moment there are no plans for me to be involved," the 86-year-old Moore said, smiling. "Sadly, I am allergic to helicopters." During the briefing Moore also Moore neatly sidestepped the issue of Scottish independence when asked for his views on the matter. When asked if he had any thoughts on September's referendum, the actor said: "If I did, I would not make any comment about it because I'm here as a Unicef goodwill ambassador." Sir Roger was appearing as part of a panel that included Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg, Unicef chief operating officer Jon Sparkes, Unicef UK ambassador and former film producer Lord Puttnam, and Unicef youth ambassador for Malawi, Monica Dzonzi. Read more.
UK Qs&As tour announced. Following the huge success of his tours over the last two years, Sir Roger Moore will return with eleven new dates in Autumn 2014, opening at the St David's Hall in Cardiff on Sept 16th. Moore will be discussing his astonishing life and career, with inside stories and exclusive anecdotes ranging from his internationally-renowned TV series The Saint and The Persuaders, through to Hollywood blockbusters and, of course, the 007 films, in which he starred as James Bond between 1973 and 1985. The list of dates.
Sir Roger Moore urges to stop circus cruises. British movie stars Sir Roger Moore and Imelda Staunton have joined forces to urge Queen Elizabeth II to push for a ban on wild animals in circuses. The UK government has previously vowed to introduce a new law to regulate the practice but campaigners allege officials are dragging their feet and delaying the process. Now Moore and Staunton have penned a joint letter to the British monarch urging Her Majesty to include a commitment to the ban in her upcoming speech to Parliament next month, which would put added pressure on politicians to introduce the proposed law. Read more.
New DVD releases. "Diane", Sir Roger Moore's final film for MGM, in which he co-starred with Lana Turner and Pedro Armendariz, was released on DVD in Italy this March. It's an ordinary edition and doesn't feature any bonus material, yet since the film isn't widely available on either DVD or Blu-ray, it's worth checking out. In addition, a new "Shout at the Devil" DVD was also released in Italy this January, this time on both formats, DVD and Blu-ray. This edition, probably based on the last year's UK release, features a 150-minute version of the film and has a different cover to the UK release.
"The Saint" photographic tribute. Here's something for all Saint afficionados, distantly related to Roger Moore, but very interesting as it pays tribute to his portrayal of Simon Templar. It's Chris Oaten's photographic recreation of the cult ITC classic TV show. The session is featured in the latest issue of the "Hull Mag", Hull's brand new free magazine. Some of the photos can be also viewed at Chris Oaten's website. It's great to see Roger Moore's classic TV show in such regard!
Centenary of Elstree and Borehamwood. "From Borehamwood to Hollywood: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Elstree" is an upcoming 90-minute documentary, which will tell the story from the opening of the first studio in 1914 to the present day. Content will include interviews filmed for "The Elstree Project", including one with Sir Roger Moore, filmed back in 2012. The release date for the film is set for September 2012. Read more at The Elstree Project website.
In 2006 a blue plaque was unveiled at Elstree Studios honouring Sir Roger Moore, who had filmed there "The Saint", "Crossplot", and "The Man Who Haunted Himself".
Alec Mills' memoirs. There is a new book due in July 2014 for all Bond, The Saint and Roger Moore aficionados. "I am What I am: Shooting 007 and other celluloid adventures" is a memoir from Alec Mills, British camera operator and director of photography, who has worked on numerous occasions with Sir Roger Moore over the years, firstly on "The Saint", then on James Bond, and non-Bond films "Gold" and "Shout at the Devil". Foreword to the book was written by Sir Roger Moore. You can pre-order it on Amazon.co.uk.
In addition, in the latest issue of "MI6 Confidential" there's an interesting interview with another Bond-man, director John Glen, who has also worked with Sir Roger Moore on quite a few projects. You can purchase it at MI6Confidential.com.
Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace. Sir Roger Moore joined around 250 guests for a Royal Reception for the Dramatic Arts at Buckingham Palace on Monday night. The artists met the Queen and Duchess Of Cambridge before watching a series of performances in the Palace ballroom. Read full report.
New interview in "The Express". "In 2009 Roger, 86, announced his retirement from acting, but dressed up as Bond once again to promote the London 2012 Olympics. For over 20 years, he has been Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, and more recently the face of PETA’s anti foie gras campaign." Read a brand new interview with Sir Roger Moore in "The Express".
"Maverick" on DVD. Season 4 of the popular Warner Bros. western series "Maverick" starring Jack Kelly and Roger Moore makes its DVD debut this week. Moore played British cousin Beau Maverick in the series, and although he fared well, trading off with Kelly for most of the season, he has departed after just 15 shows - all included on this release. Read more.
Sir Roger Moore on UNICEF and Glasgow 2014. It’s just over 7 months until the start of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, for which UNICEF UK is the official charity partner. Ahead of the event, the Queen’s Baton Relay has recently arrived in Africa. In a special interview, Sir Roger Moore talks about how he became involved with UNICEF, his work in Africa, and the huge welcome he expects the Baton Relay to receive during its journey through the continent. Watch video.
"Gnomes & Trolls" update. According to IMDb.com "Gnomes & Trolls" (Part 2), an animated feature film produced back in 2008-10 and featuring Sir Roger Moore in one of voice-roles is now set to premiere in the UK in 2015.
"Incompatibles" update. On December 14 a preview showing of "Incompatibles" was held in Monaco. The film was shot last Summer and features a special appearance by Sir Roger playing himself. "Incompatibles" is an independent feature film directed by a 21 year-old filmmaker, Paolo Cedolin Petrini. It tells a story of a young man with a fascination for James Bond. More information about the film can be found at "Incompatibles" facebook page. Photo on the right features Sir Roger on the set of the film.
July 22, 2014 (AP Photo/PA, John Giles) New Italian releases of "Diane"
and "Shout at the Devil", 2014
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